Richard North Patterson
Richard North Patterson is the New York Times best-selling author of 22 novels, a former chairman of Common Cause, and a member of the Council On Foreign Relations.
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Monday, November 02, 2015
The GOP's Faith-Based Climate
Webster's defines "faith" as a "belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence." Traditionally, this connotes theology. But the Republicans now offer us faith-based politics -- that intellectual lotus land where dogma, blissfully unmoored from fact, suffocates reality. One stellar...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Plutocrats and Their Pets
Wikipedia defines plutocracy as a society "controlled by the small minority of its wealthiest members." In 2010, the Supreme Court set out to help us join the list. The case, of course, is Citizens United . After an unseemly series of maneuvers by Chief Justice Roberts expanded the case far beyond...